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Jishō (治承) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Angen and before Yōwa. This period started in August 1177 and ended in July 1181. The reigning emperors were Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇) and Antoku-tennō (安徳天皇).

Events of the Jishō era

  • 1177 (Jishō 1, 28th day of the 4th month): A great fire in the capital was spread by high winds; and the palace was destroyed.
  • 1180 (Jisho 4, 21st day of the 2nd month): Takakura abdicated.
  • 1180 (Jishō 4, 21st day of the 4th month): In the 12th year of Takakura's reign, the emperor was forced to abdicate; and the succession (senso) was received by his son.
  • 1180 (Jisho 4, 22nd day of the 4th month): The infant Emperor Antoku's accepted the monarch's role and duties and powers (sokui). This was confirmed in ceremonies.
  • 1180 (Jisho 4, 2nd day of the 6th month): The court leaves Heian-kyō for Fukuhara, which is near modern-day Kōbe in Hyōgo.
  • 1180 (Jisho 4, 26th day of the 11th month): The capital is moved back to Heian-kyō.
  • 1180 (Jisho 4): A whirlwind causes chaos in the capital.
  • 30 January 1181 (Jisho 5, 14th day of the 1st month): Takakura died.
  • National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
Jishō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Gregorian 1177 1178 1179 1180 1181
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